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Sen. Mark Kirkeby, R-Rapid City, introduced the bill to drug-test welfare recipients, arguing it would discourage illegal drug use and promote stable families. (Denise Ross/The Republic)

SD panel kills bill to drug test people on welfare

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By Nora Hertel


PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee killed a bill on Wednesday that would have established drug testing of welfare recipients. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to defeat the measure.

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